Post updated 1:42 AM
MMO ChampionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s got the goods on the next level of tier 8 bonuses. LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s check it out and do some quick analysis shall we?
- Priest T8 Healer 2P Bonus — Increases the critical heal chance of your Prayer of Healing by 10%.
- Priest T8 Healer 4P Bonus — Casting Power Word: Shield also
grants you 15 spell power for until cancelled.Increases spell power by 250 for 5 sec. (Source: Thottbot)
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not the most thrilled with the 2 piece. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not bad but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not that great, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think. Although letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not forget that Prayer of Healing is no longer restricted to the PriestÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s current party. You definitely want to consider coupling this with the Prayer of Healing glyph. Having the extra crit chance means thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a higher chance the glyph portion should tick for more.
Now the 4 piece is a real eyebrow raiser. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m almost certain thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a typo. More than likely, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll grant 150 spell power instead of 15. The second typo is towards the end. It sounds to me that either a) ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to be a duration on it. Probably 9 or 15 seconds. b) Until the Shield wears off of a target. This is a bonus that seems targeted towards Disc Priests. With talents like Soul Warding (Reduced cooldown of PW: Shield by 4 seconds and reduces the mana cost by 30%), I can see myself throwing shields around. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be mana inefficient, to be sure. But IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m chain casting it to maintain a spellpower boost. Of course, with the mana regeneration changes this might not be the most smartest idea. Anyway, I don’t think they’re quite finished with this set bonus yet guys.
- Paladin T8 Holy 2P Bonus — Your Holy Shock critical heals now also place a periodic healing effect on the target, healing for 15% of the Holy Shock’s heal amount over 9 sec.
- Paladin T8 Holy 4P Bonus — Increases the damage absorbed by your Sacred Shield by 10%.
Any Paladins want to weigh in on these bonuses? How do these look to you guys?
- Shaman T8 Restoration 2P Bonus — Reduces the cooldown on Riptide by 1 sec.
- Shaman T8 Restoration 4P Bonus — Reduces the cast time of Chain Heal by 0.2 sec.
That Shaman 4 piece makes me go wa wa wee wa. Assuming haste, could we possible see 2 second Chain Heals?
And for the Druids, donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t forget that SydÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s got a nice writeup for the Druid bonuses that were released earlier in the week.